Retail Dive

Thursday, June 14, 2018

75% of smart home device purchasers value interoperability

Almost 75% of consumers who said they plan to purchase a smart home device deem it essential that it connects seamlessly to other products in their home electronic network, according to a new study from Parks Associates. The report, Interoperability and the Internet of Things, said this demand is stronger than brand loyalty, with fewer than 60% saying it is important that a future smart device purchase be the same brand as their current products.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Starbucks has the most-used mobile payment app

Retailers and banks have their own mobile payment options. At least one research report from Parks Associates said that shoppers prefer mobile payment apps from retailers, and eMarketer noted that the apps allow merchants to capture valuable data about their users, while tying in loyalty features. Merchants like Walmart, Target and CVS have introduced the digital wallets. Banks that have mobile payment apps include Citibank, Chase and Wells Fargo.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

How programmatic marketing continues to revolutionize media buys

Due to a lack of understanding or experience, programmatic was slow to win acceptance, and some marketers are still suspicious of it. First, they worry that programmatic only offers remnant inventory, due to its reliance on online ad exchanges where buys are made using real-time bidding (RTB).

More than one-third of (34%) of online display ads will be sold using RTB by 2017, according to projections from Parks & Associates. RTB auctions are not cut-rate, though, and not all ...read more

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